Thai Lamb Larb Lettuce Wraps

Thai Lamb Larb Lettuce Wraps

I’m seriously obsessing over this spicy thai lamb larb (essentially a grilled meat salad with herbs and spices!) Aromatics and herbs like fresh mint, cilantro and basil make the perfect accompaniment with this dish.

Pair with your fave beer, some white rice and gather around for the perfect party platter. Full recipe for the larb below! {ad}

Thai Lamb Larb Lettuce Wraps
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Thai Lamb Larb Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 lb American Lamb Ground Lamb

  • 1 Bundle Mint

  • 1 Bundle Basil

  • 1 Bundle Cilantro

  • 2-3 Tablespoons Lime (around 2-3 limes)

  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Sugar

  • 4 tablespoons Fish Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Chile Powder

  • 5 chopped Thai Chiles

  • 1⁄2 cup roughly chopped Green Onions

  • 1 cup thinly sliced Shallots

  • 1 cup jasmine rice (for rice powder)

Serve with

  • 1 head of butter lettuce/cabbage and 1-2 sliced persian cucumbers

Instructions

Heat a wok or skillet under medium high heat. Place your ground lamb and grill. Mash up the ground lamb into small pieces so there is no chunks. You want this to be cooked all the way through and get a little crispy.

Take your 1 cup of rice and toast it 5-10 minutes on a dry skillet until browned and toasty and let cool for a couple of minutes. Place your rice in a blender and start to ground and grind the rice for about another 15-20 minutes until a powdery consistency is formed.

Add your rice powder with the ground lamb and a little bit of chili flakes. Next, add your sugar, fish sauce, lime juice and stir well to combine.

Thinly slice your shallots and add them in next with about 1⁄2 cup chopped green onions.
Take your larb off the heat and place in a bundle of cilantro, basil and mint. Mix well and serve. Make wraps with your lamb larb, butter lettuce and cucumbers!

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Thai Lamb Larb Lettuce Wraps
Thai Lamb Larb Lettuce Wraps

Tofu Pad See Ew

Tofu Pad See Ew

Ingredients

  •  1 lb cubed tofu
  • 6-7 ounce rice noodles
  • 3-4 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup chinese broccoli
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1-2 tsp black soy sauce
  • 1 cup thai seasoning sauce
  • 1/2 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 2-3 thai chiles
  • 1-2 tsp vegetable oil

Directions

Heat a pan or wok with vegetable oil and let it get HOT! Add in your cubed tofu and let it crisp up, about 10-15 minutes stirring and mixing occasionally so it doesn't stick. 

While that's crisping, make your pad see ew sauce by mixing 2-3 sliced thai chiles, vinegar (this is optional, I personally like this added tart flavor but its not necessary), oyster sauce, black soy sauce, thai seasoning sauce and sugar (about 2 tsp sugar) and bring to a light simmer on medium low heat. Reserve about 1 cup for the stir fry noodles. 

When the tofu is ready, add in your rice noodles and add 1-2 tsp of sugar, this allows the noodles not to clump together. Mix around and add in your Chinese broccoli. Then the stir fry sauce. 

Put all ingredients in the wok to the side and crack your egg, mixing it in one spot until it gets a little bit scrambled and then mix throughout the noodles.

Top with white pepper and more black soy sauce to taste, sometimes I'll add some more white vinegar and thai chiles as well + enjoy with a cold beer! (my favorite is Chang Beer!)

Tofu Pad See Ew

Banyan Tree Bangkok

If you've been following me on Instagram lately, you've noticed I took an awesome trip to Thailand. It was such an amazing time - flew into Bangkok, went to Phuket, Chiang Mai and ended our trip back in Bangkok. When arriving back in Bangkok, I went straight to Banyan Tree Bangkok. Banyan Tree Bangkok is known for it's popular rooftop destination, where you can overlook the whole city. It's pretty spectacular. But alongside that, is also an amazing property, with gorgeous rooms and and overall great hotel experience. Follow along below for more pictures and what we ate! 

Be sure to take a look at my travel hashtag #llindseytravels to see more and stay tuned for a full Thailand Travel & Food Guide. Now let's get into it. :)

First thing's first: Breakfast! 

My room had a gorgeous view so how can I not order some breakfast? It was nice to get to relax at Banyan Tree and stay at the resort and take in the view. Throughout our trip, we were always on the go (in a good way! ;)) so it was nice to come to the property and take a break. One way to relax here is to take a bath, which is just dreamy isn't it! The bathtub had bath salts on the side of it and the room comes with daily essential oils and incense, something that Banyan Tree is very popular for as well, as for good reason. 

Bai Yun

Next up, we went to try their Dim Sum spot, also overlooking a beautiful view. I could not get enough of this view. :p We had a spread of their most popular dim sum dishes, including Steamed Jade Dumplings with Fresh Scallop and Shrimp (below) as well as Steamed Seaweed with Spicy Garlic Sauce and Minced Shrimp + much more! You can take a look at Bai Yun here. 

Afternoon Tea 

Depending on which levels you stay on of the hotel, the higher floors have a lot of amenities. One being Afternoon Tea, (as well as buffet breakfast). Took it all in with some Jasmine tea and some pastries before heading to dinner. 

Vertigo & Moon Bar 

Now onto what Banyan Tree is really popular for. People from all over the world are told they MUST go here to see this unbelievable 360 view of the city. If you are ever in Bangkok, this rooftop is a MUST, just look how gorgeous this is! There is dinner at Vertigo, too, where we tried a wine tasting menu of ahi poke, lamb, mushroom soup and more! Head to Moon Bar for drinks, you won't be sorry. Grab a couple drinks and soak it all in. 

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree